The General Headquarters of the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Armed Forces has ordered Patria Armoured Modular Vehicle (AMV) 8×8 armoured wheeled vehicles. All details of the contract are classified.
«This is a magnificent extension for the ongoing, successful co-operation between the UAE Armed Forces and Patria. UAE Armed Forces have been very satisfied with their existing AMV vehicles as they meet all the customer’s needs and are suitable for the needed, challenging circumstances. These vehicles will be produced by our Polish partner in a very tight time schedule. The agreement done now is very significant for Patria, and we are excited about this and looking forward to providing the vehicles», says Mika Kari, President of Patria Land business unit.
Patria AMV offers effective protection, increased mobility, modularity and combat proven performance. The vehicle’s structural solutions enable high payload capacity, high level of protection and integration of heavy weapon systems. Patria AMV has received excellent feedback from customers for its performance in combat and crisis management operations in Afghanistan and Chad. Patria has contracts for over 1,400 Patria AMV vehicles.
Patria AMV (Armoured Modular Vehicle)
Patria AMV product family combines high payload capacity with the latest technology. These features enable simultaneous integration of a high level of protection with heavy weapon systems without compromising mobility of the vehicle.
Patria AMV 8×8 has been developed to provide optimal modularity of components and to be adaptable for a wide range of versions without changing basic vehicle systems. Patria AMV is available in three different models.
- Basic model provides the platform for following variants: Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC), Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV), command vehicle, ambulance, reconnaissance vehicle, Anti-Tank Guided Missile vehicle (ATGM), Armoured Repair and Recovery Vehicle (ARRV), and finally, the 120-mm Patria Nemo mortar system.
- High Roof Model provides extra space at the rear of the vehicle (13.4 inch/34 cm higher than the basic model), which is ideal if the vehicle is used as a command, Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I), ambulance or workshop vehicle.
- Heavy Weapon Platform has been optimised to carry large-calibre weapon systems such as the 120-mm AMOS mortar system or the 105/120-mm cannon (MGS).
All previously mentioned 3 models and all their variants of AMV are available as 15.7 inch/40 cm stretched vehicle.
AMV offers the best ballistic protection level in its class, providing front sector protection against Armour-Piercing Fin-Stabilized Discarding-Sabot (APFSDS) rounds up to 30-mm and excellent defence against Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), Explosively Formed Penetrators (EFPs) as well as TNT mines of up to 22 lbs/10 kg. Vehicle’s high payload capacity allows a variety of weapon systems to be integrated into the vehicle, starting from 7.62-mm machine guns and extending to a 105/120-mm cannon and a 120-mm AMOS/Patria Nemo mortar system.
The latest version of AMV product family is Patria AMVXP, which is built on the success of Patria AMV and sets a new standard for the future 8×8 armoured wheeled vehicles. Spacious interior and high payload carrying capability provide a platform for future customer variants, allowing the simultaneous integration of weapon systems, protection and crew equipment. Patria AMVXP is also available as 15.7 inch/40 cm stretched vehicle.
|Length||27.56 feet/8.4 m|
|Height over hull||7.87 feet/2.4 m|
|Width||9.19 feet/2.8 m|
|Track width||8.2 feet/2.5 m|
|Maximum payload||28,660 lbs/13,000 kg|
|Maximum combat weight||66,139 lbs/30,000 kg|
|Maximum speed||>62 mph/100 km/h|
|Side slope, maximum||30%|
|Obstacle||2.3 feet/0.7 m|
|Trench crossing||6.9 feet/2.1 m|
|Swimming (optional)||3.7-6.2 mph/6-10 km/h|
|Fording||5.9 feet/1.8 m|
|Operating distance||373-621 miles/600-1000 km|
|Modular ballistic, mine and IED-protection system according to customers’ requirements. Readiness for future protection technologies as well as future soldier equipment|
|ELECTRICAL POWER GENERATION|
|Latest generation 530 Amp generator feeding the future electric power needs|
|High performance, maintenance free driving lights|
|Power output||603 hp/450 kW|
|Torque output||2,250 Nm|
|Engine type||6 inline|
|Drive axles||All wheel drive|
|ITCS||Integrated Terrain Control System|
|Brakes||Hydraulically operated disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)|
|CTIS||Central Tyre Inflation System|
|Suspension type||Fully independent suspension with double wishbone on every wheel station|
|Spring type||Hydropneumatic elements, height adjustment optional|
|Steering type||Hydraulically assisted steering with mechanical linkage for 1st and 2nd axle, rear axle steering optional|
The armoured wheeled vehicles and mortar systems developed by Patria represent the latest technology in the industry
Patria AMV XP sets a new standard for the future armoured wheeled vehicles